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Feynman technique - a simple and powerful way to rapidly learn and retain new concepts.

1. Write down the name of concept you're trying to learn.

2. Explain it in plain English, as if you were teaching it to a new student.

3. Identify things you couldn't explain well, re-read the source material and research them. Try explaining again until these knowledge gaps are gone.

4. Simplify your explanation, get rid of technical terms and use simple analogies. ELI5.

#learning #rationality

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Some interesting companies stopping their services "because of GDPR".

Like a IoT lightbulb ... a lightbulb ... or razer mouse program. This is crazy.

GDPR Hall of Shame -

I love the HackLab.TO.

Getting ready for tonight meetup.

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You can now watch #GTALUG May 2018 meeting -- Malware! with Garry Pejski.

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2018, we have a Google Assistant booking a restaurant for you.

2019, the same assistant is used by the restaurant to take bookings.

2020, Robot decide that language is not the best way to communicate to each other, start to develop the good old modem

2021, Your assistant decided you need an hair cut and booked you your appointment with a self driving car already waiting for you and a date on tinder for after the aircut.

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The next #GTALUG meeting is on Tuesday, February 13 with David Wolever presenting -- Postgres, MVCC, and You (or, why COUNT(*) is slow). Meeting page --

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FYI, when sharing a link, check if the following are present in the URL

#sm.( followed by random string)

These are “engagement trackers” and they can reveal your source for the URL

Consider the #privacy implications if you include them. They’re not needed for the website you’re visiting to actually show you the content

I finally got my XMPP server up and running! My JID is

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Registrations on are now *open*!

I have pre-reserved the names for the projects, and a few others. If you would like to take control of those, please email the admins so we can ensure the proper people have them.

#bsd #openbsd #freebsd #netbsd #hardenedbsd #bsdnow

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Mahsa also makes another point in her talk that is very important.

She mentions that we can't just tell Iranians to move away from using Telegram because it is as much a social and cultural phenomenon as much it is a technical one.

According to her, Telegram provides a framework that permeates Iranian internet culture in a very specific way.

She says that we should focus on making Telegram better and that Telegram should be more proactive rather than reactive to human rights issues.